Do you feel like you’re living in a box? Many homes can feel too squarish with their straight walls, straight floors and straight ceilings. You can paint and carpet all you like, but you’ll still have a flat surface above your head. Lucky for you, there is a simple way to fix the whole view. Simply push into the space above your ceiling and treat yourself to a tray ceiling. This will make any room, no matter the height, feel luxurious and elegant. But before you resign them to expensive homes, here are 10 reasons tray ceilings are for everyone, even you.
Not only are tray ceilings good at separating the different areas of a large room, they are an easy way to add lighting where chandeliers or table lamps can’t reach. Just run the lighting around the edge and suddenly your room will be suspiciously brighter without a lot of light bulbs.
Are you looking to give your room some wow appeal? Think about warming up your tray ceiling with a bit of wood. Whether you install lighting or not, the comforting look will bring a welcoming feel to your space without having to change a single other thing.
Shiplap lovers, this one is for you. Putting a layer of shiplap into your tray ceiling will definitely amp up the farmhouse look of your room. Plus the texture is great for adding life and interest in an unexpected place.
While we’re talking about all the wood you can put into your tray ceiling, let’s think about some ornate trim pieces. Put a pattern on your ceiling and your dining room, or other space, will look like it belongs in the white house.
Contrary to some opinions, ceilings can be a great place for wallpaper, especially when it’s the textured kind. Just a little bit of color and your space will seem infused with your unique personality. Exactly the kind of feeling that makes your space seem like home.
Of course, feel free to put a pattern up there too. Especially in a room that is mostly neutral like a bathroom, that little extra something will give you a smile each time you enter the room. In fact, you might even want to add that element throughout your home too.
Many people are worried more about how others will view their home if they decide to sell when making their design decisions. If that describes you, put some neutral yet durable tile across your tray ceiling. The effect will feel expensive without emptying your pockets.
Does your home already possess tray ceilings that are deeper than usual? Make that count toward your design by painting them a color instead of the usual white. It will look charming and intentional instead of an eyesore.
Who says your tray ceilings have to be square? A round tray ceiling over a round dining room table will give your space the perfect look of beauty and symmetry, while showing off your real knowledge for interior design.
There is no reason why you should stick with one tray ceiling either. Go ahead and add the extra height with another layer or two. You won’t regret the gained headspace or the luxury look you’ll achieve.